Welcome to Shoestring Shipyard!

Shoestring Shipyard has been reduced in scope since I retired. The selection of designs offered has been reduced to the most popular sellers, and I rarely maintain an inventory. At present, all orders are printed “on demand” for us by our printers. Usually, this means only a day or two from the date the order is received to the date the order is shipped.

New YouTube Channel just launched!

I’ve just launched a new YouTube channel called: “Shoestring Shipyard.” I decided to separate my boat building and other boat related videos from my “Downeast Thunder Creations” YouTube channel and put them on this new dedicated channel. I’m presently re-editing, upgrading, and re-packaging my boat related videos and loading them on the new Shoestring Shipyard YouTube channel. It’s a lot of work and takes quite a bit of time, but I’m slowly moving forward and making progress. I would very much appreciate you taking a few minutes to check out the new channel and please “Subscribe” (ring the bell, too), “Like,” and “Share.” This won’t cost you a dime, but helps me out tremendously as I try to grow this channel. You will also become eligible for future random giveaway drawings in the future! In the meantime, you’ll still find all the boat related videos on my Downeast Thunder Creations YouTube channel and web site.

Here’s the Link to the new Shoestring Shipyard YouTube channel:


What is Shoestring Shipyard? (Watch the following video and find out):

I’m excited and very happy to announce the Downeast Thunder Creations YouTube channel has exceeded the 2300-subscriber milestone.

Want free plans for building such things as work benches, shelves, storage racks, tool benches, and so forth? Check out my Downeast Thunder Creations Youtube channel.

Of course, some of my original boat plans and books for the novice builder are still available right here. Thanks for visiting. – Paul B.

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Note: Several folks contacted me regarding my “Build Your Own Dinghy” series of 26 steps, averaging 5 minutes each. They basically suggested I should have put out a “trailer” sort of the type Hollywood does when they promote a new movie, so folks could determine if they want to invest the time to watch the whole series of videos.

I thought it was a great idea and I wish I had thought of this myself. SO – I went back to my archives of video clips, and put together a heavily edited, highly condensed, and seriously sped up version of the full set of 26 how-to steps – all stuffed into a “trailer” of just under 3 minutes. Here ya go!